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Garfield Junior High School,1 Richmond, Ind.—Course Of Study.
1 At the time of writing this school included only the seventh and eighth grades; the ninth was to be added.
Time schedule.—The hours are 50 minutes each. The time scheduled for the different Bubjects includes the time spent in preparation in school.
Credits.—Twenty-two credits are required for promotion to high school. A pupil must not be back two credits in any one subject.
English.—Under this head are Included reading, grammar, composition, spelling, and penmanship. Five of the eight hours scheduled for the subject are given to recitation work, and, In addition to the three hours In school for preparation, some home work is usually necessary.
Latin and German.—Two high-school credits are given for the work In these subjects in Garfield, and pupils who have also taken the German work in Hibberd, or Its equivalent, receive three. No pupils are admitted to Latin and German classes unless their work has been strong In the preceding grade, and all their work must be kept up to a high standard or they are required to change.
Industrial work.—There is no attempt to teach trades, but merely to give pupils some experience that will enable them to choose an occupation more intelligently. The work is also found to give an added zest to school life for many boys and girls who show little interest in the academic studies.
Orchestra.—To be admitted to this organization a pupil must have taken some preliminary lessons on the instrument he wishes to play. A few instruments are owned by the school and loaned pupils for use both in taking lessons and in the orchestra work. Members are required to attend practice regularly, and also to attend whenever the orchestra is on duty. A credit of four-tenths is given for each term if the work has been satisfactory.